What is Portion Control: Part 1

  Do you have a grandma or madrina who’s always using old Spanish dichos to give you guidance? Dichos are little golden nuggets of wisdom passed down by generations. They abound in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and California. Not surprisingly, there are many dichos about food, like the New Mexican favorite, “Panza llena corazón…… Continue reading What is Portion Control: Part 1

De Las Mías 9-Step Healthy Eating Plan

At De Las Mías we believe that moderation is key to better nutrition—that’s why we abide by the “Un poquito de todo” philosophy to enjoy a little of everything. Our resident nutritionist, Madrina Malena, created a healthy eating plan so you have the tools you need to make smarter choices. A Healthy Eating Plan to…… Continue reading De Las Mías 9-Step Healthy Eating Plan

How to Become a Body-Positive Supermujer

¿Sabes Que? Women of all ages can be negatively affected by mainstream ideals of thinness and white beauty standards in the media. Research shows that proudly embracing your cultura Latina and surrounding yourself with positive role models can improve your body image. Your body moves you. It carries you throughout the day, sometimes holding el…… Continue reading How to Become a Body-Positive Supermujer

Getting on the Scale

A message from Madrina Ana… I always hated the scale. Did you know that I used to be so anxious about weighing myself that my blood pressure would go up when I went to the doctor for a simple checkup? Yup. That was me. I have had many years now of getting healthy, and honestly,…… Continue reading Getting on the Scale

Get Started with Physical Activity

¿Sabes qué? Most Latinas—60% of us—are not physically active. ¡Basta! Let’s change that story! Many of us are intimidated by what “physical activity” means. Health education research shows that some people don’t even like the word “exercise.” We hear the words “physical activity” or “exercise” and we imagine pictures of sweaty, skinny chicas in their…… Continue reading Get Started with Physical Activity

Ready to Start a Healthy Lifestyle? ¡Orale, Pues!

The cochitos, empanadas and tamales of Christmas are long gone and your skinny jeans make you feel like a chorizo. You feel motivated to kick off a new routine with a bang. ¡Eso! You’re ready to start a healthy lifestyle. Research on the subject of “change” tells us that many people don’t succeed at making…… Continue reading Ready to Start a Healthy Lifestyle? ¡Orale, Pues!